Tag Archives: homeschoolers

Puppets, Green Screens, Wimpy Kids!

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All Together Storytime
Monday, November 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is aimed at 2–6 year-olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, November 13, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, November 14, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, November 14, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, November 14, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Registration is now closed.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, November 14, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, November 15, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, November 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.
Registration is now closed.

Family Reading Night – Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Wednesday, November 15, 7-7:45 p.m.
All ages
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early and meet the puppets and puppeteers starting at 6 p.m. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, November 16, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, November 16, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, November 17, 10:30-noon
Friday, November 17, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. This month we will be learning about Italy. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photoshop Green Screen Adventures
Friday, November 17, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore Photoshop and green screen composites. Led by Studio 300 staff. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, November 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Don’t forget to come next Sunday for our

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Sunday, November 19, 2-3 p.m.
Zoo-Wee-Mama! Celebrate 10 years of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with games, crafts and a snack with your family. This event will be of greatest interest to children who are familiar with the series. Drop in.

Spooky Books and Halloween Happenings

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Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 24, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, October 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club.

S’mores Book Club – “Goosebumps” & Other Spooky Books
Wednesday, October 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register.

Chick-fil-A Storytime – (Off site)
Chick-fil-A – 245 N. Weber Road
Thursday, October 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a free story and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call Laura Didier at 630.685.4230 for more information. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, October 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, October 27, 10:30-noon
OR
Friday, October 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Drop in.

Halloween Happenings
Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a day of stories, crafts, a family dance party and much more. Come in costume for added fun! Drop in.

 

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My school is weirder than your school

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Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, September 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About Bolingbrook: Project Music
Tuesday, September 26, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Learn how to share your original music via our new initiative and online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, September 5.

S’mores Book Club – “Wayside School” and Other Books About School
Wednesday, September 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month.
Registration opened on Wednesday, September 6.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 28, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, September 29, 10:30-12 noon
or
Friday, September 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. This month we will focus on Iceland. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Storytime and Craft – Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
Saturday, September 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Will Old Man Fookwire be able to keep those clever squirrels from stealing the bird seed from his feeders? Come find out, then make a bird feeder of your own. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, September 30, 1:30-3:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Smurfs embark on an exciting adventure through the Forbidden Forest! Will they find the lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel? Runtime: 89 minutes. Drop in.

Something for everybody

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, August 21, 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on, outer space activities in this bilingual event for families. Drop in.

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party
Friday, August 25, 1:30-3 p.m.
Join us for games, crafts, songs and learn about “An Adventure for Homeschoolers,” our cultural exploration program specifically for homeschooled students and teachers. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Drop in Storytime!
Saturday, August 26, 11-11:30 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Join us for Storytime! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Lunch and a Movie
Saturday, August 26, 12:30-2:15 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Bring your lunch and enjoy the comical mishaps that lead storks back into the business of delivering human babies to families. Runtime: 100 minutes. Drop In.

Crafting and s’mores to get you ready for summer

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Family Fun Spring Craft
Sunday, May 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Create a craft using paper cut outs from our Ellison Die machine. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, May 22, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; K with an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, May 24, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, May 25, 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a free story and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call 630.685.4230 for questions or more information.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, May 26
10:30 a.m.-noon
OR
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. Drop in.

Make-it Take-it
Saturday, May 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep!

Fun for all ages, all languages

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We have lots of special events for preschool-aged children this week as part of the Week of the Young Child, but there are fun things for older kids, too! This is the last week for our weekly Spring Storytimes. Minecraft Club will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will conclude the week with special activities and performances for El día de los niños/El día de los libros.  Join us!

Tons of Trucks
Sunday, April 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring the family to kick off the “Week of the Young Child” with us at the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC)! We will provide storytimes and have a vendor table inside with giveaways. Stop by the bookmobile to check out books, DVDs and more.

Family Chess
Sunday, April 23, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages

Pit your chess skills against those of other players in open play. Drop in

iMake
Monday, April 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Miss Carole PJ Night Singalong
Tuesday, April 25, 6-7:00 p.m.

Warm up your vocal cords, and join us for a pajama singalong at the Annerino Center during the “Week of the Young Child.” Be sure to visit our table and get a library card.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, April 26, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register now.

STEAM Night at Annerino
Wednesday, April 26, 4:30-6 p.m.
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child’s” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6
Join us for a free story at Chick-fil-A on Weber Rd. and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call 630.685.4230 for questions or more information.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, April 28
10:30 a.m.-noon OR 1:30-3 p.m.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program for K–5 homeschool teachers and their students.

El Día de los Niños Celebration: Groovin’ Around the World
Saturday, April 29: 10:30am – 5:00pm
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate diversity in languages and cultures with stories, crafts, music and dancing. See the full list of activities and special performances for more information.

What a weekend!

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, March 22, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is Graphic Novels.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, March 24
10:30-noon
or
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. This month we will explore the western states. Drop in.

Pete the Cat Day
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.
Bring your camera and meet Pete the Cat at storytime from 11-11:30 a.m. Make a craft while supplies last from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy special coloring pages until 4 p.m.
Readers in kindergarten or first grade can participate in Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes from 3-5 p.m.

Willy Wonka Jr Theatre Showcase
Saturday, March 25, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.

Enjoy the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.
This performance, featuring local children in grades 2 through 8, is presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill at the library.

Looking ahead to next week, don’t miss this special event on Sunday:

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Family Fun Dinosaur Encounter

Sunday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Be amazed at a 5-foot-long Apatosaurus femur and an entire T-Rex foot! Meet award-winning author Janet Riehecky as she presents her extensive collection of fossils. Drop in.